Fish Report July 9, 2020 New Melones Reservoir

New Melones Reservoir - Angels Camp, CA

Bryan Ahern from Union City had a great day on Melones landing a couple nice rainbow trout , largest being a 6 lb. 4 oz. Bryan was trolling east of tuttletown with a silver Kastmaster
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Glory Hole Sports

by Glory Hole Sports

New Melones Reservoirs' current elevation is 1023.48 and 64.52 from full. Water temperature has passed the 80d. mark. Bureau of Reclamation is clearing the middle boat launch ramp of debris and it should be in use soon. Glory Hole Boat Ramps:
Highest ramp is in water from 1088.00 to 1025.00
Medium ramp is in water from 1028.00-to 940.00
Tuttletown Boat Ramps: 
Highest ramp in water from 1088.00 to 1031.00
Middle ramp in water from 1036.00 to 942.00
Angels Cove Boat Ramp:
Only one ramp- it’s in water from 1088’ to 975’
Captain Wise of Headhunter Sportsfishing was on Melones fishing near the dam bring in a limit of Kokanee. Kyle reported the Kokanee are out in the 75 ft. d. range and are not in abundance but a guy can still go out and land a limit with some effort and the right color combos.
The bass bite on Melones continues to be good thru early morning with a top water bite going on using different crankbaits, chatterbaits, ripbaits. Jigs and plastic baits also producing some good action as the morning sun warms up the surface temps. Whopper Ploppers, with good top water action disturbing the surface seem to be something bass just have to go after. Made by River2Sea, Whopper Ploppers come in 3 sizes, 75, 90, 110. Timmy L. was cranking on Melones 7/6 landing this 8 lb. 10 oz. slab of pure adrenaline.
Nice slabs have been reported in different areas of the lake using live minnows, Crappie jigs and Gulp Crappie Nibbles. Anglers fishing Angels Cove area have done well, landing a dozen or more, dropping a night light and fishing in the swarm of shad that are attracted to the light.
Elmo Bauer, a previous winner of Glory Hole Sports Catfish Contest did an over nighter fishing near the marina and came up with two nice catfish, a 7.4, and 5.3 lbs.

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